America’s Infrastructure Needs to be Strengthened Against Future Natural Disasters

November 9, 2012 by  
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Infrastructure photo from Shutterstock New York is one of the world’s great cities – and when it was brought to a standstill by Hurricane Sandy , many questioned the state of the city’s infrastructure – and the country’s – in the face of increasingly destructive weather patterns. On the East Coast of the United States, subway tunnels were flooded , construction sites damaged, roads were left under several feet of water and over 7.5 million people were left without power . As a result, many are wondering what can be done to increase investment into the country’s aging infrastructure – and why it has taken so long for any action to be taken. Read the rest of America’s Infrastructure Needs to be Strengthened Against Future Natural Disasters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , bridges , building , Disaster-proof design , green design , green infrastructure , green materials , green transportation , highways , Hurricane Sandy , infrastructure , roads , sewage systems , sustainable design , transport , united states infrastructure , us infrastructure

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Si-lest’s Rustic Wine Tray Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Roof Sheet and Salvaged Timber

November 9, 2012 by  
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Si-lest’ fuses the natural, soulful beauty of depleted objects with the practicality they offer as functional conversation pieces. Their new eco-friendly collections breathe new life into exhausted farm equipment, distressed timber and found objects – primarily salvaged from the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa . The rustic wine rack above has been constructed from reclaimed corrugated roof sheet and salvaged timber. + Si-lest’ The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: metal wine rack , modern wine rack , recycled materials. recycled wine rack , Si-lest corrugate roof wine-holder , wine holder , wine rack , wood wine rack

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Building Trust International Highlights Solutions for Affordable, Single-Occupant Housing

November 9, 2012 by  
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Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Is the First Sacramento Firm to Win an AIACC Firm of the Year Award

November 9, 2012 by  
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Though Sacramento is the capital of California, until now, never has a Sacramento-based architectural firm won ‘Firm of the Year’ from the AIA California Council. Sacramento’s Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects won the  AIACC’s Firm of the Year for 2013 . This means that for the first time in over 30 years a Los Angeles or San Francisco-based architectural firm didn’t walk away with the win. Read the rest of Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Is the First Sacramento Firm to Win an AIACC Firm of the Year Award Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , 2013 , aia , AIACC , Architecture , award , California , Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects , Firm of the Year , Sacramento , Sustainable

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New Chemical Process Produces Biofuel Strong Enough to Power Jets

November 9, 2012 by  
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Jet photo from Shutterstock Thanks to scientists harnessing the power of chemistry, you may one day soon fly in a plane fueled by plants. An article published in the journal Nature last week describes a new technique developed by researchers at UC Berkeley that can create biofuels powerful enough to be used as jet fuel. Created using bacterial fermentation and chemical catalysis , the amped up biofuel is ten times more powerful, and it can serve as a viable power source for large industrial vehicles and airplanes. Read the rest of New Chemical Process Produces Biofuel Strong Enough to Power Jets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , acetone , biodiesel , biofuel , carbon , chemical catalysis , chemical process , Clostridium acetobutylicum , ETHANOL , fermentation , green fuel , green jet fuel , jet fuel , Nature , plane , renewable energy , renewable jet fuel , uc berkeley , westfalia

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Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

April 27, 2012 by  
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Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

February 2, 2012 by  
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While we used AC and wires to build a massive electrical grid in the 20th century, wireless energy could be a game changer in the years to come. Researchers at Stanford just announced that they are working on a way to charge moving electric vehicles using a series of coils embedded in freeways . The system would power cars while they drive at full speed, effectively untethering the electric car from the plug and providing unlimited range at high efficiency. Read the rest of Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car highway , electric car unlimited range , ev car charger , GCEP electric car , resonant inductive coupling charger , stanford electric car charger , Tesla wireless electric car , wireless electric car charger

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Engineer plans to replace asphalt with PV cells for renewable energy

August 30, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Plan to install solar panels on highways. Scott Brusaw , an electrical engineer based in Sagle, Idaho, believes that adding solar panels on rooftops will only be able to generate up to 2 percent of the total electricity demands in the UK

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China’s first solar-powered hybrid yacht makes maiden trip

August 30, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Low-emission hybrid yacht generates renewable energy.

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Google’s free voice phone booths to be powered by solar energy

August 30, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Voice phone booths to harness renewable solar energy. Google has taken an all-new approach to promote its new Google Voice feature inside Gmail by constructing several retro-styled British phone booths that will offer adorable, green and most-importantly free calls. Modeled on a 1957 vintage example, the phone booths will be installed in high-traffic areas

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